Technology

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Summit Learning and Experiments in Education

The use of personalized learning programs in public schools have prompted protests. Are there reasons for concern?
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Death and Consciousness: The Prospect of Brain Resuscitation

New research involving brain resuscitation holds great promise and presents even greater challenges.
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The Ethics of Brand Humanization

Corporations' push to attract a marketing-resistant demographic is producing some troubling effects.
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Airplane Crashes and the Diffusion of Responsibility

How can we evaluate moral responsibility in cases like the Boeing airplane crashes?
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Racist, Sexist Robots: Prejudice in AI

While we hope our AI creations will overcome human shortcomings, they all too often replicate the prejudicial patterns they see.
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Sparking Joy: The Ethics of Medically-Induced Happiness

What should our outlook be on "medically induced" happiness? Is it the same as "natural" happiness?
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Pinterest’s Block on Anti-Vaccination Content

Pinterest quietly removed anti-vaccination content from the site, making both 'anti-vax' and 'vaccine' unsearchable. Was this the right thing to do?
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Nasty, Brutish and Online: Is Facebook Revealing a Hobbesian Dystopia?

Was Thomas Hobbes right about human nature, and is Facebook proving it?
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Computer Simulations and the Ethics of Predicting Human Behavior

Computer simulations can be helpful in predicting human behavior, but what about when those predictions are immoral?
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The Persistent Problem of the Fair Algorithm

Algorithms may seem like the perfect remedy to human error, but even algorithms can be biased.